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Re: Yet more on Dragons (long)

I don't buy Tom Holtz' claim that the dragons of medieval literature don't
really resemble dinosaurs.  Look at any good collection of medieval paintings
of saints slaying dragons.  You'll note two different common body patterns,
 one of which is more-or-less therapod (with wings,  usually),  while the
other is sauropod (either without wings or with very small wings.)  You won't
see very many of the snake-like bodies in the European depictions.  --Merritt
Clifton,  editor,  ANIMAL PEOPLE.